Friday, January 13, 2012

Keep Your Eye on the Door

The monks next initiation

was frightful.

So many fellows

had not made it through

the hall of distractions.

He was next and

terrified of getting lost in there.

He asked his mentor for advice.

“keep your eye on the door

on the far side” he said.

Following that advice,

our monk entered the hall to

hails from friends,

so many glittering options.

But he did not take

his eye off the door.

He made it…..

initiation successful.

And you...

What defines your door,

as our life of

shoulds and to do’s

hails us in each moment?

Is your door

simply breathing

love in, love out?

Is your door

acts of kindness?

Or following the

still small voice within?

Is it meditating each day?

Are you keeping your eye

On your door?

Lizette Estelle Stiehr,

January 14, 2012

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